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Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!  

Dear 7th & 8th Students,

      Welcome to a brand new school year!  The first few days of school will be spent getting to know each other.......and..... you will share with me what you would like me to know about you! You will be setting Smart Goals that you will work to achieve! What are Smart Goals? We will talk about that the 1st day of school. Be prepared to take more ownership of your learning. You will spend a significant  amount of time tracking your progress on many skills that you will be developing. 

       In Language Arts you will be reading, writing, thinking critically and using technology in numerous ways. You will be keeping a journal, reading a class book as well as other types of text, developing sentences into paragraphs and paragraphs into essays(stories), strengthening spelling and vocabulary, playing thinking games designed to make you think of things you never thought of before, and using the computer daily. Most importantly, you will be learning in a room in which we will have fun, a place in which we will all make mistakes, a room in which you will feel safe and welcome....I promise you that. 

       Homework will be assigned each night during the week except for Fridays. You will be working on projects that will be connected to reading and writing. And.....I am very sure you will enjoy the work because you will have choices. We will talk more about that when we meet. I am looking forward to seeing each and every one of you.


                                                                                                                  Your teacher,

                                                                            Mrs. Herko